Tinder 'date' turns out to be armed robber

Tinder 'date' turns out to be armed robber
Posted at 10:23 AM, Jan 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-13 12:41:08-05

A man who thought he was meeting a woman for a date actually ended up meeting an armed robber instead.

The man told police he set up the date with a woman using the dating app Tinder.

However, when he arrived at the meeting location last Sunday afternoon, near 22nd Street and Mariposa Avenue in Boulder, he was met by a man in a ski mask with a gun.

The gunman demanded the would-be dater empty his pockets and stole the man's cell phone, car keys and cash.

Boulder police are also investigating a similar crime in the same area. Police said a second man was robbed Monday after agreeing to meet a woman through Craigslist to smoke marijuana.

When he arrived at the meeting location, he was met by a man with a gun who stole the victim's cash and marijuana.

That suspect was described as a man 18 to 25 years old who was possibly Hispanic.

If you know anything about these crimes, or have been a victim yourself, call Boulder Police investigations at 303-441-3330. 

The Boulder Police Department issued these recommendations for meeting people through websites:

  • Insist on a public meeting place
  • Do not meet in a secluded place or invite strangers into your home
  • Be especially careful when buying/selling high value items
  • Tell a friend or family member where you’re going or better yet, bring additional people with you
  • Trust your instincts, and if it seems like an unsafe situation, don’t put yourself in danger


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